Wisconsin offering COVID-19 boosters to immunocompromised

MADISON (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is offering COVID-19 boosters to those who are immunocompromised, it said Wednesday.

The announcement follows the Centers for Disease Control’s decision last week to recommend additional doses for people with specific medical conditions or who are receiving treatments associated with moderate to serve immune system compromise. The CDC also announced Wednesday that it recommends booster doses eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

“Our nation’s leading medical experts have reviewed the available data and made this recommendation to improve protection against COVID-19 for some of our most vulnerable populations,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “Clinical experts reviewing data from the first months of administering COVID-19 vaccines have determined that certain medical conditions and treatments keep people from building the full immunity we would expect from the original two-dose mRNA vaccine series.”

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